Wednesday, October 9, 2019

BLOG TOUR: The Rift by Rachael Craw

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for The Rift by Rachael Craw!!! Today, on our tour stop, we have a guest post featuring the 'Top 10 Reasons to Read The Rift' AND a tour-wide giveaway to share!! So... Check it out and grab your copy now!!! Follow the tour, HERE!

Young Adult
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publish Date:
October 8, 2019

As corporate greed is pitted against supernatural forces, two young friends must try to protect the precious Old Herd -- and their island itself.

For generations, the rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against the horrors released by the Rift. And Cal West, an apprentice ranger, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. But even greater challenges await with the return of his childhood friend Meg Archer and the onset of a new threat that not even the rangers are prepared for. Now Meg and Cal, while struggling with their mutual attraction, must face their darkest fears to save the island from disaster. In a possible near future where Big Pharma is pitted against ancient traditions and the supernatural, Rachael Craw's gripping and brutal tale, inspired by Greek mythology, will immerse readers and leave them intoxicated by its richly imagined world.


*10 Reasons to Read The Rift*

  1. Seriously hot Rangers.
  2. A mysterious and remote location, pulsing with leylines: Black Water Island.
  3. A herd of mystical deer whose antlers contain a priceless healing compound known as Actaeon’s Bane.
  4. Estranged childhood friends reunited and struggling to put aside their bitter past while fighting their intense, growing attraction.
  5. A dimensional Rift, created by an ancient curse, through which ravenous hell hounds slip to wreck-havoc on the island at full moon.
  6. An evil pharmaceuticals company whose ruthless fortune hunters prowl the island and threaten the mystical herd.
  7. Reeva. A bad ass raven with kick ass personality. She is the bonded-scout of an apprentice Ranger named Cal. A bonded scout is an animal who shares a telepathic bond with their Ranger, helping them to protect the island.
  8. Links to the Greek myth of Actaeon, a hunter who stumbled upon the goddess Artemis bathing naked in the woods. She cursed him. He turned into a stag and was torn apart by his own hunting dogs.
  9. A premise: what if Actaeon didn’t die and that curse remained in his bloodline for generation after generation and the power of that curse was always drawing those dogs through time and space, seeking to destroy his descendants?
  10. Smoldering romantic tension and obstacles to love. Meg’s bitterness, resentment and jealousy. Cal’s aversion to human touch.

Praise for THE RIFT

"Thrilling … A fresh and original story; a standout in the fantasy genre. The romance between Cal and Meg blends envy, desire and uncertainty with a potent authenticity. Written with a sparse lovely poetry, The Rift demands an immersion that is intoxicating. I can’t recommend this enough." ―Isabelle Carmody, author of The Obernewtyn Chronicles and The Gathering

"Gripping, brutal, tender. You won’t be able to put this book down." ―Michael Pryor, author of The Laws Of Magic series and Gap Year in Ghost Town.

“Beautiful, dark and deliciously tense – an astonishing world that will hold you in its finely wrought claws.” ―Alison Goodman, author of the Lady Helen series and the Eon series.

"Masterful and brilliant! Beautiful world building, stunning writing, a cracking plot, perfectly paced and hot romantic tension. Craw has outdone herself." ―Fleur Ferris, best-selling author of Risk, Black, Wreck and Found

Storylines Notable Book Award, 2019
Finalist, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2019 


**About the Author**
Photo Content from Rahael Craw
Rachael Craw began her working life as an English teacher after completing a degree in Classical Studies and Drama at the University of Canterbury. She dabbled in acting, directing and writing for amateur theatre productions and small independent film ventures. Her passion for dialogue and characterisation finally led to long-form writing with the Spark series. Rachael's enthusiasm for classical heroes, teen angst and popular culture informs much of her creative process. She enjoys small town life teaching, writing and mentoring at the top of the South Island of New Zealand where she lives with her husband and three daughters.

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